Ok, I know what you’re saying– “Why would you make homemade peanut butter when you can buy the good stuff at the store?” Well, that’s a good question, and a hard one to answer until you’ve tried this at home. Homemade peanut butter is a superior blend of sweet and salty. The grains of salt burst in your mouth, and you can make it as sweet as the kid in you likes it.
The first time I tried homemade peanut butter was when I worked at Craft. There, we would start with raw peanuts, roast them in the oven, and pour them into the Robot Coupe while they were piping hot. It was precarious, but it sure was delicious.
This is the first time I’ve made it since that stint over four years ago, but it seemed fitting for a fun Facetime video with my mom. Every morning, she has a bowl of cereal, then about half an hour later, she has peanut butter toast. Then she goes to the gym. Then she has a martini. Someday I hope to be just like her.
Here’s our video:
And here’s the recipe:
Homemade Peanut Butter (makes about 2 cups)
Adapted from Simplyscratch.com
- 1 lb. roasted, unsalted peanuts
- 4 T. olive oil (or grapeseed oil), more if you like it creamier
- 2 T. honey, more if you like it sweeter
- 1 t. kosher salt
- Grind peanuts in a food processor until they form a paste.
- While the processor is running, drizzle in olive oil, honey and salt.
- Blend until peanut butter is desired consistency.
- Spread on toast. Share with your mom. Even if it’s over Facetime.